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Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Sew Home & Style magazine. Owls and dresses!

Just to let you know that I am on the mend and I have been busy.
Over The last few months my sewing room has become rather disorganised so I took time today to go through every box and drawer and have a good sort out.
All the small pieces of fabric were sorted and folded and put away for patchwork. The larger pieces were folded and out away. I found fabric I had forgotten I had bought so that went away too.
I made a list of everything and where it was (impressed huh?) and pinned it to the cupboard door.

When I stopped for a cup of tea I read my new copy of sew Home and Style.

February 2015 Templates


I love the owl cushion and the doorstop and as I had just sorted through my fabrics it was an easy task to find suitable fabrics to make them from.


I have some Blue wool crepe and another wool fabric which i cut wings from for the larger Owl, and some grey wool for the door stop.It was easy to download the pattern and I hope to make a start on them tomorrow.
This seemed daft as I live at the sea side but I had to go out and buy a bag of sand to weigh down the doorstop. There is far more than I need so somehow I think that I will be giving doorstops as gifts this year!

Enclosed with my magazine was Simplicity K1699, so I bought some fabric to make the dress from. I am going to Egypt next month and a summer dress or two will be needed




The fabric is cotton and very lightweight. It will be perfect for holidays



I finished one owl, the large one.
I should point out that it took a few minutes to figure how to make the waistcoat pieces fit together, there are no pattern markings, but once i had done that it was plain  sailing.
i stuffed him as normal and added a bag of sand at the base, my door bangs constantly  when it is very windy and i hope that he will earn his keep and help keep draughts out!
I am going to make the smaller owl, but need to get on with my dress which i am just about to cut out.

 Shop bought door stops are very expensive.
 He is very cute and cost almost nothing.

Fabric from Croft Mill


Owl now has a friend!


The instructions are easy to follow and he took about an hour to make.


They are both made as door stops, although the larger one is meant to be a cushion.


I think they would look amazing made up in printed quilting fabrics or why not make them to match your curtains and cushion covers?

Thanks for reading this, Please leave me some feedback!

Angela